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PhD in Design

Dr. Park presents his doctoral research at the NC State University College of Design.

Oct 18, 2023

Building Success in Architecture: Pursuing a Ph.D. in Design

Dr. Jinoh Park, an alumnus of the Ph.D. in Design program at NC State and current assistant professor of interior design at the University of Arkansas, was interviewed about his research and insights within the design community. 

Hany Gaballa does the wolfie sign at the Court of North Carolina

Apr 24, 2023

Hany Gaballa’s Success Story: A Journey of Persistence 

Hany Gaballa's journey in the NC State College of Design started in 2018 when he joined the PhD in Design program. He recently became an assistant professor in the architectural engineering department at the Military Technical College in Egypt. Read on to discover Hany Gaballa's journey and how he overcame personal and work-related obstacles to achieve a successful completion of his 3-year Ph.D. amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meichun Liu

May 7, 2022

Ph.D. Graduate Shares Her Journey From Program Acceptance to Assistant Professor

Meichun Liu, a recent graduate, shares her story from acceptance in the Ph.D. in Design program at NC State to landing a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She shares tips for success after graduation and talks about her discovery of the program and her research focus.

10 finalists for 3MT

Oct 19, 2020

Virtual Three Minute Thesis Finalists

Ten graduate students will compete Dec. 2 in NC State’s first virtual Three Minute Thesis competition.


Jul 17, 2020

From Architecture to Augmented Reality

A lack of access to information, language barriers, excessive time costs and a poor implementation of two-way communication methods are just a few of the reasons why residents across the country don’t speak up during public municipal government hearings. These reasons not only affect how communities develop and are granted resources, but they also have a direct correlation to the health and well-being of certain neighborhoods.


Apr 24, 2020

Design Faculty Win NC State Awards

Five College of Design faculty were recently honored with university-level awards from the chancellor, provost, and alumni association. The award winners are listed below. University […]

Apr 10, 2020

Lizabeth Wardzinski: The Love for Building with Purpose

Lizabeth Wardzinski, a PhD candidate at the College of Design, has recently been awarded the Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship in Urban Landscape Studies for the […]

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Dec 6, 2018

Everyone is a Designer: Tangible Landscape Democratizes Design

Payam Tabrizian, PhD is using research and technology in the Tangible Landscapes Lab to provide an open-source platform of research and data to change the way people experience and develop spaces and landscapes.